n African Renaissance - An appraisal of Nigeria's 'new' Foreign Policy Proposal

Volume 9 Number 3-4
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


In October 2010, Nigeria's National Economic Council declared that the country would no longer play 'big brother' role to countries without getting anything in return. The NEC argued that while Nigeria would continue to be a responsible member of the international community, going forward, its foreign policy would be guided strictly by 'national interest'. This article appraises this 'new' policy proposal and contends that it is based on a wrong notion of 'national interest.'

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